I love Peggy Carter. I don’t think I can put into words how much I love her. I want to be her when I grow up. When she showed up at the beginning of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” last week, I squealed. I can’t wait for her show to debut in January. Which brings us to another edition of Everyday Cosplay!
I honestly want to run out and purchase everything I featured here. I kept it low on accessories. The only thing I included was her signature red lips. The tights would make this a really cute fall outfit, especially paired with the boots. I kept the colors “military” with the browns and greens. The white henley helps break it up a bit and makes it more casual than say a white button up or blouse. I think anyone wearing this outfit could kick some serious ass, and look amazing while doing it!
I 100% forgot I even had these photos. They were taken using my little video camera which explains why I forgot about them. I don’t have much to say about the photos but just wanted to share them. I do love that Brett Dalton (Agent Ward) was wearing a Hydra shirt. Way to stay in character Brett!
You can see the rest of the photos here!
On Sunday I went up to Hershey Park with my friend Vicki and had a blast! It’s been a few years since I’ve been there and it was great to see they added some new rides. The best part though was the lack of crowds. We got there a little before open (10AM) and it was a little on the cool side and overcast. I think people were waiting to see what the weather was going to do before shelling out money. Once inside we didn’t have to wait in any lines for the coasters! It was great. In fact, we had finished all the rollercoasters by 11:30. It was amazing. Granted, we were running from ride to ride like kids but it was a blast.
Looking at that photo (taken while on the Kissing Tower), it’s amazing to see just how all these rides weave in and out of each other. It’s really something else to see! I think in the photo above I counted four or five main rides that share the same general space. That’s insane!
This photo shows the back half of the park. Believe it or not, they have plans to add an indoor coaster back there! It’s scheduled to open next year. I might have to make another trip to check it out. The best part about Hershey though is just how family friendly it is. People aren’t really in a rush, no one is pushing or shoving. Granted, even when it did get “crowded” it wasn’t as bad as during a summertime trip when kids are out of school and people are coming in from out of town. I’ve been to some parks where the crowd just ruins the day because they’re being rude and obnoxious. It’s not a good look people, so knock it off and just enjoy yourselves!
I had a great time though and boy am I feeling it. I think I have whiplash from the coasters and my legs are killing me from all the walking. It was totally worth it though! It was great hanging out with Vicki and just taking our time going through the park.
Have you been to any amusement parks this year? If so, tell me about it! If not, which one would you like to visit?
You know what else fall brings besides all things pumpkin? It brings new episodes of our favorite shows! That includes “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and our favorite agent, Phil Coulson.
If you’re someone with an office job, this outfit is perfect for you! It’s very simple but by adding a few fun items, you can spice it up a bit. I know the logos are cufflinks but just pretend they’re earrings. I know they exist, I just couldn’t find them in order to include them on my little board. Of course you can’t celebrate Agent Coulson without celebrating his love of Captain America, which brings us to the adorable coffee mug! I’m pretty sure I have that at home actually, or something close to it. I kept the shoes very simple and found a cute pair of sunglasses to finish the look off.
When you can’t sew or create your own cosplay, finding someone to hire for a commission can be a stressful ordeal. Where do you look? Do you have friends that could recommend someone? Is Etsy OK to use? You have a million questions and not all the answers. You don’t want to get ripped off and you don’t want to receive a bad product. I’ve had both of these happen in the past. It’s a learning experience to be sure. As I started to follow more cosplayers and nerdy types, one name kept popping up. That name was Lauren of Castle Corsetry. I could see right away that she produced quality items and because she runs a shop on Etsy, I could even read some reviews and feedback from past customers.
As I looked at more of her work, I could tell she was someone I wanted to use. I was nervous though. Would she be out of my price range? Was she even taking on projects at the time? I had emailed professionals in the past and always suffered a bit of sticker shock. I understand why the prices are what they are, but that doesn’t change the “holy shit” factor. I was worried as well seeing how the cosplay I wanted was kind of original. USO Hawkeye was of course based on the USO Ladies from Captain America but had changes to fit my theme. Once I emailed Lauren though all my worries went away! She was very responsive and was up to the challenge of the design. She made sure I was included in every decision she made, from the patches to the color choices. Let me tell you, the hardest thing to figure out was what to do instead of the stars. We thought about everything from arrow pins to some sort of patch. Obviously we got it worked out! She was quick to answer any questions I had but I trusted her enough that I didn’t feel the need to email her too often. Oh and another thing that I loved was she had her own measurement sheets! She emailed them to me and I was able to find someone local to help with the measurements and I sent it right back. As someone who doesn’t sew, measurements are a scary thing. If just one measurement is off, the entire fit could be wrong! Her sheet was beyond helpful in this step.
Once I received my dress, I knew I had made the right choice. The dress is beautifully made! There isn’t one aspect of it that isn’t finished to the highest quality. The fit? Like a glove! I’m not going to lie, putting on a costume for the first time is always nerve wracking. Will it fit? Will certain areas maybe not fit? What about length? But as soon as I zipped it up, I felt amazing. It was perfect. I could feel my confidence skyrocket and I knew wearing this in San Diego would be a great experience. Oh and don’t get me started on the hat. It was the perfect size for my head and had loops for pins to help keep it in place. It’s little things like that which really mean a lot to someone like me who has no idea what they’re doing.
I’m glad I came across Lauren/Castle Corsetry and that she was available to work on my project. I received a ton of compliments on it which is a great feeling. Of course I made sure to drop her name anytime someone asked about it or paid a compliment! As someone who’s still new to this but has already had one bad experience with a commissioner, she was a breath of fresh air and made the entire experience painless this time around. I know if I ever need anything created again, she’ll be the first person I contact.